Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

More pictures

Here are some more pictures of my cutey pie. I finally edited some more from our mini-photo shoot and there are some from last Saturday when it snowed all day. Enjoy!

Saturday, December 13, 2008

Another post on Matt

My baby is growing up so fast. He is attempting to army crawl now, but usually gets so frustrated that he can't move that he just rolls over to his back and finds something else to play with. He has his first tooth showing through the gum (his top left front tooth). I don't think I'm ready for little baby to have teeth! He is sleeping all through the night now, which is a huge blessing. He likes to sit in his high chair and eat food whenever we are eating a meal. Overall, he is at a really fun and cute age (except for the teething pain). I've taken a lot of pictures of him recently, surprise surprise :) Here are some of my favorites....

Monday, December 8, 2008

Christmas time

Last night, Josh and I went to the First Presidency Christmas Devotional at the Conference Center with Amy and Justin. I wanted to say, "Thanks"again to them for inviting us. Josh and I have been to the Devotional every year since we've known each other, I think. It was an awesome date. Matt got to play with Grandma during the devotional, so I could sit and pay attention with out a lil' wriggling baby on my lap. I forgot how much you could learn if you just sit and listen! I felt so uplifted by the messages and the beautiful music. I love our First Presidency. I was really moved by all of their messages, if you didn't get a chance to hear it, you should definitely get your hands on a copy. They spoke about being kind this Holiday season to those around you who are in need. Which got Josh and I thinking, "Who can we serve?". My sister was an example of that on our way from the parking lot to the Conference Center. She gave a lady in need of us a bus fare, the full amount for her ticket. President Monson told us he knew that each of us had the desire to grow closer to our Savior. And that now, this time of the year, is a perfect opportunity to do so. It really made me want to focus our Christmas celebrations on the birth of Jesus Christ this year. Josh's family has a tradition of lighting a Christmas candle and reading a Christmas story every night. We've thought about finding a good collection of uplifting stories and starting that tradition. Anyone have special traditions they do this time of year?

After the devotional, we walked through Temple Square and enjoyed the beautiful lights. I had to play crowd blocker to Josh's broken arm, but he made it through unscathed. It was so much fun to be on a date with my hubby and be all dressed up downtown. Thanks for a great night Sweetie!

Friday, December 5, 2008

My lil' boy is growing up

So we've taken some really cute videos of Matt over the last week. The first one is him eating some real food. He loves to eat whenever he sees Josh or I eat. Sorry the video is a little dark.

This next video is him holding and drinking a bottle of apple juice all by himself. We were surprised at this new skill because Matt rarely gets bottles.

This last video is my favorite ever! We got a Wii today and Josh was playing a baseball game. Matt thought it was hilarious whenever Josh's guy swung the bat. So every 5 seconds or so Matt would bust up laughing. Thats quite a feat for our baby, because he usually makes us works really hard for the tiniest of laughs. I hope you enjoy!

Thursday, December 4, 2008

Three Weeks Later

Well, it's been three weeks now since I broke my arm. I had surgery on the 19th of November to place a plate and 12 screws along the humerus bone in my arm. I got all 35 of my staples removed this past Tuesday, Dec 2nd, and now I just have a 9 inch scar waiting to get ugly. Doc says I'm not allowed to lift anything over 2lbs so that makes me pretty much useless around the house. Heather says she doesn't mind, but we all know that is a load. I'm pretty much a 2nd baby for her to take care of until January.

I thought I'd include a couple pics for your visual enjoyment. The first one is an xray of my arm after surgery and then before surgery.

This second pic is of my arm before I got the staples taken out. It just gives you an idea of how big the incision was and how huge of a scar I'm going to have for the rest of my life.